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  Iceland.is - Gateway to Iceland
Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with an average about three inhabitants per square km.
Almost four-fifths of the country are uninhabited and mostly uninhabitable, the population being concentrated in a narrow coastal belt, valleys and the southwest corner of the country.
Iceland is a candidate for one of the non-permanent seats allocated to the Western European and Other States Group (WEOG) in the Security Council for the term 2009-2010.
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 Information About Iceland
Iceland was settled by Norwegian and Celtic immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries.
A fundamental principle of the Icelandic educational system is that everyone should have equal opportunities to acquire an education, irrespective of sex, economic status, residential location, religion, possible handicap, and cultural or social background.
Iceland was settled by a mixed stock of Norsemen from Scandinavia and Celts from the British Isles.
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  Iceland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The climate is relatively mild and humid (especially in the west and south), owing to the proximity of the North Atlantic Drift; however, N and E Iceland have a polar, tundralike climate.
The attempt of Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241) to establish the full control of King Haakon IV of Norway over Iceland was a failure; however, Haakon incorporated Iceland into the archdiocese of Trondheim and between 1261 and 1264 obtained acknowledgment of his suzerainty by the Icelanders.
Iceland was admitted to the United Nations in 1946; it joined in the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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 Iceland
The national anthem of Iceland was originally composed in 1874 for the millenium celebration of the settlement of Iceland.
Icelanders also have a fondness for the epic tales of explorers who began their journeys from this country's shores in the 10th century.
Iceland is one of the largest islands in the North Atlantic, lies between latitude 63°24´N and 66°33´N and between longitude 13°30´W and 24°32´W. Iceland has a total area of 103.000 sq km, or 39.756 sq.
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 Iceland Overview | Iceland Tour Guide | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle.
Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic close to the Arctic Circle and includes islands to the north and south.
Five-sixths of Iceland is uninhabited, the population being concentrated on the coast, in the valleys and in the plains of the southwest and southeast of the country.
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 Iceland - Geography
Iceland is richer in hot springs and high-temperature geo-thermal activity than any other country in the world.
Iceland is one of the major breeding grounds of waterfowls in Europe, and Lake Mývatn is renowned for its abundance of waterfowl.
Icelandic rivers are abound with salmon, while trout and char are plentiful in lakes and streams.
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 Geography
The weather in Iceland is on the whole quite changeable and depends mostly on the tracks of the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic.
The Icelandic glaciers are exciting goals for hard adventurers, but many of them are dangerous to cross owing to rifts and crevasses in the ice.
When Iceland was first settled in the 9th century it was said to have been covered with trees from the shores to the mountain tops.
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 FRONTLINE/WORLD . ICELAND - The Future of Sound . Facts & Stats | PBS
Iceland is governed by the Althing (General Assembly), the world's oldest still-functioning parliament, established in A.D. The average life span for Icelanders is nearly 80 years, which puts them among the longest-living humans on the planet.
Iceland's biggest industry is fishing, which provides 70 percent of its export revenue and employs 12 percent of the workforce.
The Icelandic horse is one of the most genetically pure breeds of horses in the world because the original Viking settlers forbade further importation of horses shortly after they settled there.
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 Iceland (12/06)
Iceland is exploring the feasibility of exporting hydroelectric energy via submarine cable to mainland Europe and also actively seeks to expand its power-intensive industries, particularly aluminum smelting plants.
Iceland maintains diplomatic and commercial relations with practically all nations, but its ties with other Nordic states, with the U.S., and with the other NATO member states are particularly close.
Icelanders have a strong emotional bond with the Baltic states, and Iceland prides itself on being the first country to have recognized these countries’ claim for independence in 1991.
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 Geology of Iceland
Iceland lies over a plume of hot material upwelling from great depths and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates where new crust is being created on the order of 45 cubic km per 1000 years.
Iceland has also been the focus of studies on climatic change produced by changes in solar output and by large volcanic eruptions.
Iceland (874AD) and Greenland (985AD) were colonized during a period of high solar output known as the Medieval Warm Period that reached a maximum around 1000AD.
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 Iceland Information, Iceland Geography
Iceland is an island nation nestled in the northern region of Atlantic Ocean lying in the midst of Greenland, Norway, Scotland, Ireland and the Faroe Island.
Iceland is constituted with high raised mountains and elevated plateaus, where Hvannadalshnúkur is placed in the Öræfajökull glacier within the Southeastern region of Iceland that is considered as the highest point that ascends to a elevation of 2.119 m in height.
Iceland is active with several volcanoes with the presence of 200 postglacial volcanoes, out of which 30 have erupted till now.
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 Science Fair Projects - Geography of Iceland
Iceland is a large island with extensive volcanic and geothermal activity located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland immediately south of the Arctic Circle.
The rift associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which marks the division between the European and North American plates runs across Iceland from the southwest to the northeast.
About half of Iceland's land area, which is of recent volcanic origin, consists of a mountainous lava desert (highest elevation 2,119 m (6,970 ft) above sea level), and other wasteland.
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 Island Vulnerability, Iceland
Iceland suffers from some main difficulties in risk management which afflict most countries, yet when a problem is tackled, the Icelanders quickly produce excellent results.
Iceland, as with other countries, has a record of not accepting natural hazards to be threatening until after a catastrophe has occurred, usually with serious casualties.
The volcano Eldfell, born in 1973, on the Icelandic island of Vestmannaeyjar.
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 Geography < Nature < Country and Nature < Iceland.is - Gateway to Iceland
Iceland's coasts can be divided into two main types.
Owing to the tephra falls and eolian dust, Icelandic peat soils, which form about 40% of the total soil cover, have a high mineral content, frequently 20-50%.
Soils in Iceland contain a low percentage of clay, so their structure is weak and susceptible to erosion by wind and water.
www.iceland.is /country-and-nature/nature/Geography   (657 words)

  
 Iceland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Iceland disputes Denmark's alignment of the Faroe Islands' fisheries median line; Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm.
Iceland unilaterally extended its territorial fishing limit from 3 to 200 nautical miles in 1972, precipitating a dispute with the UK known as the “cod wars,” which ended in 1976 when the UK recognized the new limits.
In 1980, the Icelanders elected a woman to the office of the presidency, the first elected female chief of state (i.e., president as distinct from prime minister) in the world.
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 Geography of Iceland
Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and immediately south of the Arctic Circle.
About half of Iceland's land area, which is of recent volcanic origin, consists of a mountainous lava desert (highest elevation 2,119 meters--6,970 ft. --above sea level), and other wasteland.
Geography - note: strategic location between Greenland and Europe; westernmost European country; more land covered by glaciers than in all of continental Europe
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 onlinefx destination guide to iceland
Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean just south of the Arctic Circle, which passes through the small island of Grímsey off Iceland's northern coast, but not through mainland Iceland.
Unlike neighbouring Greenland, Iceland is considered to be a part of Europe, not a part of North America.
Iceland controls Surtsey, one of the youngest islands in the world.
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 Iceland geography.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iceland is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world.
Iceland is also known for its many glaciers.
Because of a warm ocean current that comes from the south, Iceland is warmer than might be expected for a country so far north.
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 Iceland - Scandinavica.com
Icelandic has evolved very little since the 12th century and is related to the other Scandinavian languages.
What does Iceland look like: The coastline is shaped by fjords and 52% of the land is a desert of lava and ice.
Iceland is not a member of the European Union, although we are part of the European Economic Area (EEA).
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 Iceland Visa Application - Tourist Visas, Business Visas, Expedited Visas - Iceland Page
Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine.
About 79% of Iceland's land area, which is of recent volcanic origin, consists of glaciers, lakes, a mountainous lava desert (highest elevation 2,000 meters--6,590 ft. --above sea level), and other wasteland.
According to Icelandic Government statistics, 93% of the nation's inhabitants live in urban areas (localities with populations greater then 200) and about 60% live in Reykjavik metropolitan area.
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 Iceland Scandinavia Europe - Pictures, Travel, Sites and Maps
Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine.
Iceland's Scandinavian-type economy is basically capitalistic, yet with an extensive welfare system (including generous housing subsidies), low unemployment, and remarkably even distribution of income.
Iceland's economy has been diversifying into manufacturing and service industries in the last decade, and new developments in software production, biotechnology, and financial services are taking place.
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 Iceland - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Iceland is an island located between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and is also the most westerly country of Europe.
It is bound by the Greenland Sea to the north, the Norwegian Sea to the east, the Strait of Denmark to the northwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
In 1992 Iceland's economy experience a deep recession, in principal due to the large decrease in fish stocks such as cod as a result of over fishing by the ever increasing fishing fleet.
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 Iceland Geography, Economy and History
People and Arts Web Resources Economy, Geography and History Iceland was founded more than 1,000 years ago during the Viking age of exploration and settled by a mixed Norse Architecture and Photos of Buildings and Celtic population.
The Icelandic sagas, most of which recount heroic that took place at the time the island was settled, are regarded as among the finest literary of the Middle Ages, a European outlook while the history and customs of a people far removed from continental centres of commerce and culture.
Iceland was founded more than 1,000 years ago during the Viking age of exploration and settled by a mixed Norse and Celtic population.
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 Facts About Iceland
Iceland's Scandinavian-type economy is basically capitalistic, yet with an extensive welfare system (including generous housing subsidies), low unemployment, and remarkably even distribution of income.
The government remains opposed to EU membership, primarily because of Icelanders' concern about losing control over their fishing resources.
Iceland's economy has been diversifying into manufacturing and service industries in the last decade, and new developments in software production, biotechnology, and financial services are taking place.
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 Iceland - Country Profile - Lydhveldidh Island
Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the United States.
Location: Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and immediately south of the Arctic Circle.
Iceland's airline and travel services company serving Europe and North America via their hub at Keflavík, Iceland.
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 Geography Of Iceland
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 Iceland Climate
Iceland enjoys a much milder climate than its name and location adjacent to the Arctic circle would imply.
A branch of the Gulf Stream flows along the southern and the western coast greatly moderating the climate.
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 Iceland Travel, Tourism and Leisure
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Unlike most European countries, however, it is ethnically homogeneous, so much so that genetic researchers have used its inhabitants to study hereditary disorders and develop Iceland Geography and History cures for a host of diseases.
Despite its physical isolation some 500 miles (800 km) from Scotland—its nearest belarus europeu austria buy slovenia to stay china vikung scandinavia.European neighbour Iceland has its history very much a part of European civilization.
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